In-Place search/replace with datestamped backup

sed -i.`date +%Y%m%d` -e 's/pattern/replace' [filename]
Does an in situ search-replace but leaves a datestamped backup. A variation with more precision: sed -i.`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S 's/pattern/replace' [filename]

By: wwest4
2009-02-05 18:20:54

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ace... the whole process of copying, modifying a file in one line. It's stuff like this that makes our jobs fun. Thanks
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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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